Cuscutaceae endemic to Peru

Translated title of the contribution: Cuscutaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León, José Roque

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The Cuscutaceae are represented in Peru by 19 species in the genus Cuscuta (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993), all of them herbs. Here we recognize seven endemic species, in need of taxonomic revision and additional plant collection; therefore, we did not apply IUCN categories and criteria. These endemic taxa grow mainly in the Mesoandean region, below 3200 m elevation. Apparently, only one species of endemic Cuscutaceae has been recorded in Peru's protected areas system.

Translated title of the contributionCuscutaceae endemic to Peru
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277s-278s
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cuscuta
  • Cuscutaceae
  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Peru


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